should the police wear name badges?

#1
BBC are suggesting the coppers should have name tags on,
what do you lot think?

I know my local plod well and never caught any without the 4 numbers up, so why do they need a name tag as well?

when I’m a good boy I know there name cause they tell me when they greet me,

when I see the bad boy misbehaving pleasantries weren't needed,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8518828.stm
 
#2
They've got my collar number to make a complaint or write a thank you letter.

Don't see why they need anymore
 
#4
Thames Valley Police already have surname tags on their stab vests
 
#6
My local force have names instead of numbers on their epaulettes for the last 12 years or so.

The individual officers can choose whether they want their Christian names as well as surnames, or just 'Constable' *insert surname here*

I cant see it makes a lot of difference. Half the little scrotes they lock up cant read anyway.
 
#7
RuftyTufty said:
My local force have names instead of numbers on their epaulettes for the last 12 years or so.

The individual officers can choose whether they want their Christian names as well as surnames, or just 'Constable' *insert surname here*

I cant see it makes a lot of difference. Half the little scrotes they lock up cant read anyway.
:) very true and their parents cant either!
 
#9
not that easy, just search for a mate, through google and no luck,
that was with his full name and shoulder number, only thing i could get was a facebook page to some other bloke with the same name.

editted to add i did find him on the forces website and what a lovely picture to print out for his misses :)
 
#12
ximmeh1987 said:
Yeah because im sure its not hard to find the coppers address via google or other website using his last name and occupation. The answer is no.
If blokes working on the doors have too wear a badge with there name on it then so should the police. So my answer is yes
 
#13
Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
ximmeh1987 said:
Yeah because im sure its not hard to find the coppers address via google or other website using his last name and occupation. The answer is no.
If blokes working on the doors have too wear a badge with there name on it then so should the police. So my answer is yes
With Sandy on this one. Reason being, I am NOT anti police, I think they have a hard enough job as it is. But, as was shown during the last summers incidents, if a PC or member of the service takes off the id numbers how can a member of the public id him/her/it?
 
#14
What a waste of money. Yet another pointless idea from a pointless regime. What do they honestly hope to gain as generally the person gets your name in the introduction prior to Stop Search, Arrest, Summons etc unless they're too p1ssed to give a shit or likely to be a terrorist.

I have no issue with people knowing the coppers name. I have an issue with the pointless waste of money in creating name badges. Collar numbers suffice and have done for years.

Yet another £x,000,000 p1ssed away from actually preventing crime and disorder.
 
#15
buttonsin3s said:
Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
ximmeh1987 said:
Yeah because im sure its not hard to find the coppers address via google or other website using his last name and occupation. The answer is no.
If blokes working on the doors have too wear a badge with there name on it then so should the police. So my answer is yes
With Sandy on this one. Reason being, I am NOT anti police, I think they have a hard enough job as it is. But, as was shown during the last summers incidents, if a PC or member of the service takes off the id numbers how can a member of the public id him/her/it?
If they're going to take off ID numbers they'll do it with name tag too. Unless you propose they pay even more money to get them stitched to inner and outer layers of uniform.

Its a pointless exercise dreamed up by people who obviously think the police have money to burn. Door men may have to have an SIA badge. Police have a warrant card and when not in uniform it has to be presented. When in uniform thats what the collar number is for.

Coincidently where I am being caught without collar numbers on is a serious disciplinary issue for the offender and any police officer in their company. As such its not an issue.
 
#16
buttonsin3s said:
...But, as was shown during the last summers incidents, if a PC or member of the service takes off the id numbers how can a member of the public id him/her/it?
If you can't make a certain officer wear a number how are you going to make them wear a name badge?

Edited to add: beaten to it.
 
#17
I've lived in my village for three and a half years.Yet to see my "Highly visable,and very approachable local community officer" So,name tags not worth it for me.
I do have his mobile number.But no mobiles work around here.
Policing Pledge my arrse.
 
#18
Its a pointless exercise dreamed up by people who obviously think the police have money to burn. Door men may have to have an SIA badge. Police have a warrant card and when not in uniform it has to be presented. When in uniform thats what the collar number is for.

Coincidently where I am being caught without collar numbers on is a serious disciplinary issue for the offender and any police officer in their company. As such its not an issue.[/quote]

Non issue as it never happens?
 
#19
vvaannmmaann said:
I've lived in my village for three and a half years.Yet to see my "Highly visable,and very approachable local community officer" So,name tags not worth it for me.
I do have his mobile number.But no mobiles work around here.
Policing Pledge my arrse.
Ditto.
 
#20
buttonsin3s said:
Its a pointless exercise dreamed up by people who obviously think the police have money to burn. Door men may have to have an SIA badge. Police have a warrant card and when not in uniform it has to be presented. When in uniform thats what the collar number is for.

Coincidently where I am being caught without collar numbers on is a serious disciplinary issue for the offender and any police officer in their company. As such its not an issue.
Non issue as it never happens?[/quote]

Yeah - We were told in no uncertain terms that the person not wearing them would well and truly have their legs done and anyone in their company likewise for "Allowing it to happen."

In all honesty I've only ever seen one person who didn't wear them and it was because he was bone idle. Nothing to do with wanting to hide himself from public identification as I'd be suprised if he knew where the public lived.
 

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